Gender Based Violence Program Supported

Gender Based Violence Program
Supported by the Norwegian Representative Office
In cooperation with Palestinian Family Planning and Protection Association

The aim of the program/initiative is to utilise the media, whether social or mainstream media, to help highlight the issue of gender-based violence among Al-Quds university students.

The program helped Child Institute to cooperate with the different colleges/departments in the university (Media, Education, Students Affairs, etc.) to send a clear message to the students, regardless of their backgrounds, and through focused-group sessions in which several topics is discussed, aiming at raising students awareness regarding gender-based violence. The discussions were recorded and broadcasted through mainstream and digital social media, including the university webpage, in order to highlight this very critical subject. It also tempted to establish a lobby group in the university that will lead the advocacy on this subject and have a forum among university students that will lead the efforts in the future.

Aim of the Program/Initiative:

  • To formulate the develop the social conscious for the university students on the GBV, health and reproductive rights among university students through the use of mainstream and digital social media.
  • To help increase the awareness of the Palestinian youth at the university regarding GBV and sexual and reproductive health.
  • To utilise mainstream and digital social media in advocacy campaigns against the GBV amongst girls and women.
  • To help establish lobby groups inside the university that focuses on GBV, as an advocacy initiative for the future.
  • To help establish a core group of media team at the university that focuses on subjects related to GBV through their use of digital social media and mainstream media tools.

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